European Federation of Journalists

EFJ participates in European trade union informal network on digitisation

(7 October 2016) European trade union federations (ETUFs) informal network on digitialization met  to exchange view on following topics:

  • The need  to regulate on right to disconnect through collective bargaining and other legal instruments
  • Surveillance of data of employees at the workplace, analysis patterns and rating platforms of employers
  • The link between digitalisation and gender equality
  • Online-Platforms and the “sharing economy” with atypical forms of workers as crowdworking, freelancers and the need for framework for employee protection and equal treatment, collective bargaining and fighting undeclared work
  • Digital integration of value chains
  • The Copyright Reform and Intellectual Property Rights and the concept of fair contracts for authors and journalists
  • The need for continuous professional development and assessing psycho-social risks
  • Health and safety issues and working time;
  • Question of liability when it comes to the use of artificial intelligence;
  • Recruiting online workers, crowd-workers; online platforms;
  • European Commission Digital Skills Initiative;
  • ETUC resolution on fair digital work

Present were representatives of EPSU (public service), host ETUCE (Education), Eurocadres, ETUC, Uni-Europa, Industriall, EFJ, and ETUI.

Photo: (c) EPSU